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Activity: project manager
Date: 31/08/2020
Time: 04:00 pm
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Association Federation Addiction
Contact: Juliette Dupuis

Federation Addiction organise a webinar on opioid overdose prevention, during the International Overdose Prevention Day.

Opioids are the leading cause of death by overdose in France, and their uses concern a large number of people, sometimes suffering from chronic diseases and presenting vulnerabilities to an opioid overdose.
In this context, it is necessary to strengthen access to Naloxone for users at risk of opioid overdose, whether they are dependent or in pain. But also inform and train those around them and the health professionals concerned.

An opioid receptor antagonist, Naloxone is an effective, safe and relatively easy-to-use health product for the prevention and treatment of potentially fatal opioid overdoses. This effectiveness is increased when it is combined with clear information and, at best, first aid training for users, their entourage and professionals : the public who are on the front line during an overdose.

Federation Addiction is engaged in an inter-associative dynamic with a lot of other associations and partners, to develop the tools and training programs necessary to make the best use of these RDR tools and communication tools.

The objective of the webinar is to present the various works produced by the inter-associative group but also to answer various questions on opioid overdoses and naloxone such as:

what is an opioid?
what is an opioid overdose?
what are the risk factors?
what is naloxone
where to find the naloxone kits? how to get it?
what risk reduction advice